Who my special Elden Ring is the most accessible soul… but it still has read a soul , the white: souls (like) games and the karsten, that was no love at first sight. Comparatively late, it made “click”, sometime in 2016. Thanks to the “Scholar of the First Sin” edition of Dark Souls 2, and because I had the time and peace to get me in full of Souls experience.
- Place 7: Dark Souls 2
- Rank 6: Demon’s Souls (Playstation 5)
- Rank 5: Dark Souls
- Place 4: Dark Souls 3
- Place 3: Sekiro: Shadows the Twice
- Place 2: Bloodborne
- Place 1: Elden Ring
But I’m not a hardcore fan even now, which plays every work of from Software polls several times and knows all optional content and DLCs from the Effeff. It is usually enough for me to experience the end boss and one of the ends. At Koop help I never wanted to resort to this. I play souls games predominantly offline. For this purpose, I only like to use all other ways that offer me the game – for example, NPCS that helps me in battles, or strategies that make me facilitate boss fights.
All these things should you know to classify my subsequent ranking of the previous Souls games from FROM Software. The top list was created by a “casual fan”, which came late to the party and has not completely costed any snack of the buffet, who recently could play Elden Ring (now € 53.98) and now just a comparison to the “predecessors” must pull. Accordingly, it would be great if you have your own ranking in the comments. So we certainly get a more comprehensive picture about which Souls games have arrived especially well in the Demon Souls ecosystem and which are not.
Place 7: Dark Souls 2
Even though the knot is bursting with Dark Souls 2, I still hold the game for the worst souls game of from software. The level design is not as brilliant as in the direct predecessor, fighting power in the younger games much more joy and through the technique from today’s perspective lose important pluses like the art and opponent design to charm. Nevertheless, Dark Souls 2 is a good game that made me a lot of fun in 2016 just under 30 hours.
Rank 6: Demon’s Souls (Playstation 5)
Without the remake for PlayStation 5, I would never have played Demon’s Souls more than two, three hours. Technically, the original must have been hopelessly outdated to the 2009 release. All the more I noticed that when the full version landed in my drive a few years later. That not only looked bad, that was also dusty, uncomfortable and quite fast very frustrating.
In the new edition for the PlayStation 5, all the old-baked design decisions of that time are still again. But the graph is now the blast, the control goes better from the hand and I finally had a lot of fun with the original father of the Souls genres. I personally preferably prefer the direction in which the FROM software games have evolved in recent years.
Rank 5: Dark Souls
Technically, the first Dark Souls unfortunately laid only a small jump through the Remastered version. I did not make up for this classic for some time ago, therefore not as much fun as other from-software titles – because here also art and creature design does not fully come into its own. For this, the level design belongs to the best thing you can find in the Action RPG area, and I can well understand why bosses like ornstein and Smough still appear in many top lists today.
Place 4: Dark Souls 3
The first Souls game I played through. The graphics are still very pretty today, which makes the varied places, chic panoramas, diverse armor and wonderfully designed creatures can unfold their full effect. In addition, the level design returns some OHA moments, there are smaller, welcome comfort improvements and give me the challenges to the end exactly right “difficult”.
Place 3: Sekiro: Shadows the Twice
I could have placed Sekiro just as well in second place. I come to the advantages of Bloodborne. Sekiro, however, shines with a better feeling in my view when it comes to fast, aggressive fighting. Once it’s “clicking” first, counter, evasive maneuvers and blows rows like a dance. This becomes particularly clear when the blades of two sword masters such as Genichiro and Sekiro in a fulminant staged duel.
If you are trying to dominate the opponent, despite the high tempo, to read all attacks, to block all the attacks, to block them only to tore themselves specifically, then the adrenaline and joy is pure. Even otherwise I had a lot of fun with the trip to the fantasy variant of the Sengoku time, even if the setting is not quite as enthusiastic like that of…
Place 2: Bloodborne
I love the style design of Bloodborne and was literally mad at me when I did not realize the souls systems in 2015 with my first play attempt. Can not be that I have to spurn such a great looking game because I’m too stupid?! The greater then the pleasure was when I stopped Bloodborne later, and today I hold the work for the best exclusive title of the PlayStation-4 era. So it can go.
The only drawback that I can accuse the game? The occurring performance increments. To a new edition with constant 60 pictures per second and 4k-open solution would certainly not only say “no”.
Place 1: Elden Ring
After 85 hours in the intermediate lands and the reaching of the credits, I have to stick that I had even more fun with Elden Ring under the stroke than with Bloodborne and Consorts. From software fusion succeeds the open world and the typical branched-nested level regions very wonderful. At the same time, the old-skebler, slightly slower combat system comes as variants as never before – thanks to mount, jumps and the countless weapons with the even more classic effects to build huge fun fight styles and synergies.
But also that Elden Ring comes a corner of one-star-friendly and more comfortable than the other souls parts. However, there are high difficulty tips, and those who want to see everything can lose themselves for more than a hundred hours in the fascinating game world. That’s exactly what I did in my vacation, and despite smaller weaknesses such as the increasing recycling rate at bosses and assets or the usual technical quacks, the From Software since 2009 by game to match game. I would not be surprised if Elden Ring is at the top of my “game of the year” list in December.
That was my personal ranking of Souls games from from software. What looks like your top list of the games? Which favorites is you in place 1? Which part did not like you at all? For which franchise you would like to have a continuation? Track us in the comments!
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